HistoryMiami is hosting a Walter Mercado exhibit!
My abuela and tias are assembling as we speak to check out this new Walter Mercado exhibit right here in miami!
According to Miami New Times:
“Mucho, Mucho Amor: 50 Years of Walter Mercado” will showcase the life and career and capes of the pop culture icon from his childhood in Puerto Rico to his years as an astrologer whose televised horoscopes reached more than 120 million Spanish-speaking viewers every day for more than 30 years.
The exhibit, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first show, will display artifacts and ephemera and, most importantly, some of his jewelry and costumes. Please let there be capes. Please let there be lots of capes.
YES. There will be 12 capes on display, including one he wore during the Puerto Rican Pride parade in NYC, which was later worn by Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda, so it is doubly magical.